IO Exclusive Album Stream: Burnt Books – s/t

South Carolina sludge-punk crew Burnt Books take notes from bands like Mastodon, Melvins, Today is The Day, and Kylesa to form their odd and toxic brew of maleficence. Conveniently enough, Kylesa’s Philip Cope lends his skills behind the boards to make the band’s self-titled debut for At a Loss appropriately crunchy and anti-social. Stream all of Burnt Books’ LP for the first time ahead of its release date (1/29), and catch the band on the road at the dates below.

1/25/2013 Tin Roof – Charleston, SC w/ Whores, Mountains of Earth
1/26/2013 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC – Release Party w/ Whores, Carolyn, Dark Entries
1/31/2013 The Jinx – Savannah, GA w/ Whores, ASG, Conquer/Devour
2/02/2013 Halfway House – Athens, GA
2/15/2013 Skuds Manor – Augusta, GA w/ Nuclear Blast Suntan
2/16/2013 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC w/ Nuclear Blast Suntan, Deathstill, Nailbiter
2/17/2013 The Sweat Lodge – Rock Hill, SC (Charlotte, area) w/ Nailbiter, Thick Skin, Last Words
3/01/2013 TBA
3/02/2013 Art Bar – Columbia, SC w/ Nuclear Blast Suntan
3/14/2013 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC w/ Old Lines
3/15/2013 The Basement – Atlanta, GA w/ Whores, Old Lines
3/16/2013 The Underground – Chapel Hill, NC w/ Old Lines
3/24/2013 The Farm – Athens, GA w/ Shaved Christ, Iron Lung

-Fred Pessaro